With so much to do for Christmas in Austin, it can feel more like running a marathon than checking everything off on your wish list. One thing is certain, however: you can stay merry and bright when you check off a fragrant, live Christmas tree to decorate and fill your home with holiday cheer this season! It’s a short trip in the Austin area to find one of the following quality Christmas tree providers near you.

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

When the pumpkins have all disappeared, you can select your favorite Christmas tree at the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm on Weekdays and Saturdays starting on Friday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While at the farm, stop by their on-site Christmas Cottage for seasonal wares such as ornaments, nativities, crosses, and much more! Even the children can shop for Christmas at the farm’s Barn Store with most items priced between $1 and $5. On Sundays from November 25 through December 9, you can attend Church on the Farm from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with tree sales after the service. For more information and events calendar, visit their website for details. Get your tree from Elgin Christmas Tree Farm before they're gone!

Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees

If you want the real deal, a truly luscious, fragrant Texas-grown holiday tree, visit the experts at Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees. The only thing more fun than choosing your own tree to cut could be the jolly wagon ride out to the field on a crisp, clear day. Everything you need to cut, trim, and bag the perfect tree for your family is provided free of charge. Hang around the farm afterward to let the kids enjoy activities like hopscotch, bean bag toss, and tetherball. You can also explore the farm’s nature trail, animal habitat, and the farm gift shop. The fun begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts until Christmas Eve until Evergreen Farms sells out of Christmas trees. This farm is open on Saturdays at 10 a.m. until dark and on Sundays and weekdays from 12 p.m. to dark. For other seasonal events and guided tour info, visit their website.

Papa Noel Alamo Heights

What’s so special about Papa Noel Christmas trees? As an award-winning grower of quality Christmas trees, they also offer a highly-rated, full-service experience for each and every customer. With their tree selection, environmental education, excellent delivery and setup service, and curb-side pickup after the holidays, you can have the tree of your dreams without the nightmare before (or after) Christmas. Open for business just in time for Thanksgiving on November 21, all lots are open by 10 a.m. with some of their five locations opening as early as 9 a.m. Make sure to visit their site and blog for more information about sales locations near you.

Home Depot’s Christmas Tree Lot

Can’t make it out to one of Austin’s premiere Christmas tree farms this season? You can get your tree and all the trimmings at one location from the comfort of your home and favorite bedroom slippers. Home Depot has a great reputation for providing excellent products and customer service, and it’s no different during the holidays. In fact, you can order a beautiful real-live Cottage Tree Fraser Fir online with free delivery, or you can opt for one of their equally beautiful artificial trees. And Christmas decorations? Home Depot has that covered as well with an amazing selection of Christmas decorations. You can purchase decorations online and add their delivery service starting as low as $8.99. Just don’t tell Santa!

Wondering what to do with your evergreen tree after the holidays? The City of Austin provides a drop-off location for your live Christmas tree and limbs to be made into mulch. You can go to their site page for more information on how to participate. You'll also see information on the Zilker Park drop-off site as well.

With all that there is to do during Christmas in Austin, you can easily find your perfect tree or holiday event.

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